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We hold regular events

We hold regular events, and our members are regular speakers at conferences and events. Events have been disrupted by the measures introduced during the COVID-19 pandemic but further information will be provided in due course.

The 2021 NCUP (Virtual) Annual Education lecture, was delivered on 17 February by Sir Anthony Seldon.
He spoke on: “A New Vision for Higher Education Post Covid-19: From Policy-Takers to Policy-Makers”

For a report on the lecture and links to YouTube and a podcast please see here.

For an announcement on recent HEPI Publications see here.

NCUP Seminar series: Truth about Health- Sound Bites or Media Hype?

Online Seminar Series with 3 or more seminars (Final Dates to follow according to speaker availability)

Further details can be found here.


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Patron of NCUP

Baroness Pauline Perry

For a message from the NCUP’s patron, Baroness Pauline Perry, for the 2021 AGM, see here.

Baroness Perry is an educationalist, a Conservative politician and a member of the British House of Lords. She served as one of Her Majesty’s  Inspectors of Schools in England for 17 years, in 1981[…]

Advance notices

Invitation to a webinar on ‘The Road to 2.4%: Research spending and levelling up’, Thursday 21 October 2021, from 10am to 11.30am

On 21 October, HEPI will be publishing a report on regional policy and R&D authored by Professor Mary Stuart and Liz Shutt from the University of Lincoln, entitled Catching the wave: growing and harnessing regional research & development to level up (HEPI Report 144). This follows an earlier HEPI paper on related themes, published in May 2021, by Sarah Chaytor, Grace Gottlieb and Professor Graeme Reid of UCL entitled Regional policy and R&D: evidence, experiments and expectations (HEPI Report 137).

On the day of publication, Thursday 21 October 2021, and just a few days before the Spending Review, HEPI – with support from GatenbySanderson – will be hosting a webinar that will cover the themes in the two papers and include presentations by the authors of the two reports.

The event will be chaired by Alexis Brown, HEPI’s new Director of Policy and Advocacy, and speakers will include:

Professor Graeme Reid, Chair of Science & Research Policy at UCL;

Sarah Chaytor, Director of Research Strategy & Policy at UCL;

Professor Mary Stuart, Vice-Chancellor at the University of Lincoln;

Liz Shutt, Director of Policy at the University of Lincoln;
Tessa Harrison, Partner, Higher Education at GatenbySanderson;

and Daniel Rathbone, Assistant Director, at the Campaign for Science and Engineering (CaSE).

Click here to register your place.

After registration you will be sent details on how to join the webinar.

Westminster Education Forum policy conference

Thursday, 24th February 2022

The future of assessment in England - moving forward from the pandemic, support for students of all abilities, and use of technology with with:

Dr Phillip Wright, Director General, The Joint Council for Qualifications

Roy Blatchford, Chair, ASCL Independent Commission into the ‘Forgotten Third’

Derek Richardson, Vice President and Senior Responsible Officer, Pearson

Senior speaker confirmed from OCR

and

Peter Collison, RM; Patrick Craven, City & Guilds; and David Gallagher, Federation of Awarding Bodies

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The 2021 NCUP (Virtual) Annual Education lecture, was delivered on 17 February by Sir Anthony Seldon.

He spoke on: “A New Vision for Higher Education Post Covid-19: From Policy-Takers to Policy-Makers”

For a report on the lecture and links to YouTube and a podcast please see here.

Open Consultation:

Post-qualification admissions in higher education: proposed changes

Please see link here (open until 09:30 13 May 2021)

News in brief

For more details see HERE.

Below are details of a recent Special Issue of the Canadian Journal of Learning and Technology which was co-edited by Professor Margaret Cox FNCUP and Professor Therese Laferriere.

Systemic Perspectives on New Alignments During COVID-19: Digital Challenges and Opportunities

Professor Barry Quinn FNCUP and Profssor Margaret Cox FNCUP have also published a paper in: Learning Leaders: Teaching and Learning Frameworks in Flux Impacted by the Global Pandemic

It is an online journal in English and French and all papers are downloadable.

Two NCUP Council members receive awards

On awards to NCUJP members, of a medal by the Faculty of Dental Practice (UK) to Professor Ken Eaton and of an honorary degree by the University of Maribor, Slovenia, to Professor Roger Watson
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Council member Barry Quinn in the news

Council member Dr Barry Quinn of King's College London volunteered to support the national vaccination programme and also participate in the King's Civic Challenge by working to distribute donated food in support of Borough Food Cooperative to help tackle food insecurity duding the pandemic. A report on the event can be found here.

Winners of NCUP Travel Awards Announced

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Brescia Colloquium May 2020

The Brescia 2020 Colloquium at Lake Garda scheduled for May this year was postponed until 7-9 May 2021 and a report on the event can be found here.